Academic Profile


Seton LaSalle Catholic High School is a four-year, coeducational diocesan high school with a 30-year reputation of a strong spirit of Christian community as well as quality academic, athletic and extra curricular programs.

Established in 1979, the school is a merger of Elizabeth Seton and South Hills Catholic High School. For more information click HERE.


As a Catholic school following the example of our patron saints, Elizabeth Ann Seton and John Baptist de La Salle, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School cultivates the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth of each student, and prepares the individual to be a faith-filled, productive, responsible citizen.

Through faithful teaching of the Gospel, dedicated instruction in the academic disciplines, active participation in worship, and the generous sharing of time and talent through service to those in need, Seton LaSalle Catholic High School seeks to foster and incorporate into its very life the message revealed in Jesus Christ and through the teachings of His church.

Seton LaSalle Catholic High School is ranked in the top 5% of Catholic High Schools nationwide and has produced 17 National Merit Scholars in the past 5 years.


Seton LaSalle High School is accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.


The majority of courses are college preparatory in content based upon three levels: general, academic (AC) and honors (HN). Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered in English Literature, English Composition, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, European History, US History, Government and Politics, Computer Science, Music Theory, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D and Art History, for a total of 16 AP classes offered.

2016-2017 Enrollment


2016 Class Placement Statistics

2 to 4-Year Colleges87.6%
Career/Tech Schools10.6%

Class of 2016 College & University Acceptances

The Class of 2017 was accepted into dozens of colleges and universities, including:

Alderson Broaddus University Rice University
American UniversityRobert Morris University
Baldwin Wallace UniversityRochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Boston College Shreyer Honors College at Penn State University
Canisius CollegeSaint Vincent College
Carnegie Mellon UniversitySyracuse University
College of WoosterThe Citadel
Cornell UniversityThiel College
Drexel UniversityTulane University
Duquesne UniversityU.S. Naval Academy
Fordham UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Gannon UniversityUniversity of Dayton
George Washington UniversityUniversity of Maryland
Georgia TechUniversity of Mount Union
Indiana UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
James Madison UniversityUniversity of the Sciences
Marquette UniversityUniversity of Virginia
Mercyhurst UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin
New York UniversityVillanova University
Northwestern UniversityVirginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
Old Dominion UniversityWashington and Jefferson College
Philadelphia UniversityWestminster College
Point Park UniversityWheeling Jesuit University

Rebel Spirit - Celebrating Success

The Class of 2017

  • 6 National Tournament Qualifiers in Academic Games
  • 2 award winners at Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair
  • 7 students recognized as Carson Scholars
  • 5 award winners in Stossel in the Classroom's "Tech Revolution" Essay Contest
  • PJAS: 2 Regional 1st place winners, state qualifiers; 5 Regional 2nd place winners; 1 Regional 3rd place winner
  • Forensics: All team members made it to State Finals; 2 Nationals competition finalists; District Coach of the Year
  • Band: Bishop Zubik's Award for Best Catholic High School Marching Band
  • 15 seniors signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics
  • Softball: Section Championship
  • Dance Team: 2 National Championship Awards
  • Boys Golf: 14-0 season; Section Championship
  • Boys Soccer: Section Champions; PIAA State Playoff Qualifiers
  • Girls Cross Country: Section Championship; 2 PIAA State Qualifiers
  • Bowling: 2 Qualifiers for the WPIBL individual championship
  • Boys Swimming: One swimmer qualified for PIAA State Swimming Championships and placed 23rd in the 50-meter freestyle event
  • Senior student received National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Elizabeth Seton Award for outstanding academics, character and service.

Grading System

A+ (97-100)3.754.255.255.75
A (93-96)3.504.005.005.50
B+ (89-92)2.753.254.254.75
B (85-88)2.503.004.004.50
C+ (80-84)1.752.253.253.75
C (75-79)1.502.003.003.50
D+ (72-74)0.751.252.252.75
D (69-71)0.501.002.002.50
F (0-68)

QPA / Rank

A weighted Quality Point Average (QPA) is computed by taking the sum of the qualify points earned and dividing that sum by the total number of credits with advanced and remedial courses weighted in value (see left). An unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed on a 4.25 scale in the same manner, the exception being that all courses receive the same value.

Seton LaSalle Catholic High School has eliminated class rank. Both weighted and unweighted QPAs appear on each student transcript.